10th Annual Perspective Awards 2013, Early Bird Discount offer for the month of May!
This year, Perspective will be holding its 10th annual Perspective Awards, which has now become Hong Kong’s premier industry awards recognizing outstanding architecture, interior and product design. Open to all design professionals, for projects created and constructed or produced specifically for the Asia Pacific region, the event is judged by a panel highly distinguished judges within the industry from all over the world.
For the month of May 2013, there will be EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT for entries received on or before May 31, 2013.
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TOTO 10,000 ft. Architectural & Design Centre Grand Opening by Leisure Plus
TOTO and VSC Group have opened the doors to a new 10,000 sq-ft Architectural & Design Centre located in Wanchai, Hong Kong, to showcase the most advanced products from Japan.
The grand opening ceremony took place on April 25, 2013, attended by Ablet Eri, president of TOTO (China); Seiya Odajima, managing director of TOTO (Hong Kong); Andrew Yao, chairman of Van Shung Chong Holdings; Frank Muñoz, CEO of Van Shung Chong Holdings; and Alan Siu, general manager of VSC Building Products.
Celebrity guest Vanessa Yeung joined media and guests to experience the newest series of TOTO’s ceramic bathroom products and kitchen cabinets, including the Neorest series, Neorest SE, Urbanique series, Le Muse series, Hybrid Ecology Hushing System, Neorest AH and 3D Tornada flushing system.
Yeung also collaborated with renowned Hong Kong chef Ricky Cheung in a lively cooking demonstration while enjoying the numerous benefits of TOTO’s latest kitchen cabinet series. They produced two dishes – Asian risotto with mushrooms, and chocolate mousse – for guests to enjoy.
TOTO Architectural & Design Centre
1/F East Town Building, 41 Lockhart Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2238 2628
Fax: (852) 2169 2983
Check out photos from the launch HERE
40 Under 40 Design Recognition - celebrating the work and achievements of the region’s rising design stars.
HONG KONG, 30th April, 2013 – Perspective, Hong Kong’s premiere architecture and design magazine revealed the winners of its annual “40 Under 40 Design Recognition, celebrating the work and achievements of the region’s rising design stars under the age of 40.
From across Asia, we have pinpointed 40 of the best young talents from the design fields of architecture, interior design, graphic design/new media, products, fashion/ accessories and art.
Winners were presented certificates of achievement from presenters Alan Chan, Barrie Ho, Joanna Chu-Liao, Jane Chao, Henry Steiner and Karen Leung.
Sponsored by Farrington Interiors, Perspective’s 40 Under 40 was attended by over 170 guests.
For more information about the 40 selected designers, please refer to the special 40 Under 40 coverage in the May issue of Perspective magazine. Details will also be featured online by clicking here
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Farrington Interiors Sponsors Perspective’s 40 Under 40 Award 2013 to celebrate young rising stars in design
"Recognizing Tomorrow's Design Talent" – 2013 marks the 7th year of Perspective’s 40 Under 40 Award, a formal recognition of up-and-coming talents in the design industry. From architecture to industrial design, from graphics to fashion, 40 Under 40 applauds the next generation of independent designers who excel in creativity, artistry and innovation.
As the prime sponsor of the event, Farrington Interiors became one of the most sought after furniture supplier among leading interior designer and developers in the Greater China region.
Not only to bring the finest lifestyle to Hong Kong market, but also as a socially responsible corporate, Farrington Interiors is devoted to nurturing future young talents in the industry which the Perspective’s 40 Under 40 Award undoubtedly provides platform for such. The collaboration between Perspective’s 40 Under 40 and Farrington Interiors symbolizes the perfect synergy between a prestigious event and a renowned brand, both aiming to bring about a more profound aesthetic appreciation to today’s modern lifestyle.
The Grand Opening of Galleria Divani New Concept Store and "Vitrine: a taste for European living" Exhibition
Hong KoCierre, the premium Italian furniture brand with motto “Living in Leather”, is bringing Hong Kong people its most versatile collection DOMO by Cierre, which is being sold exclusively in Galleria Divani concept store, HomeSquare - Shatin.
Galleria Divani held its Grand Opening event on 22 March 2013. Celebrating the launch of the concept store, Mr. Gianmaria Conficconi, designer and third generation of the Cierre family, flew in to Hong Kong from Milan to officiate the ribbon-cutting ceremony.The exhibition "Vitrine: a taste for European living" will also be held at HomeSquare to showcase the paper clip-inspired designers chairs of Easy Project by Cierre and four different stylish DOMO by Cierre sofas with details depicting the contemporary aesthetics of Italians, Belgians, French and the Dutch.
Galleria Divani Concept Store Address: Shop 208-210, L2 HomeSquare, Shatin, N.T. Tel: 3184 0778 Opening hours: 11:30 – 20:30
“Vitrine: a taste for European living” Exhibition Date: 22 March - 5 April 2013 Venue: Atrium of HomeSquare, Shatin, N.T.
THE SECRET CHAIR PROJECT
"The Secret Chair Project" was launched by SOFA to engage prominent local designers to repurpose, revamp, or completely restyle Hong Kong's simple and iconic folding stool.
The purpose is to celebrate local design and salute a humble item of furniture which plays a key role in many Hong Kong homes and in the lives and livelihoods of generations of Hong Kongers.
This project has been exhibit at Galleria Divani showroom at Shatin, co-operate with the Grand Opening of Galleria Divani, the Secret Chairs will be station there until 5 April.
Click here to view the event of Secret Chair Project.
The Secret Chair Project Address: Galleria Divani, Shop 208-210, L2 HomeSquare, Shatin, N.T. Tel: 3184 0778 Date: 22 March - 5 April 2013
Gallery 27 presents "Art by Art Directors"
Hong Kong’s Gallery 27, founded by designer Alan Chan, is exhibiting experimental graphic artworks created by graphic designers Henry Chu, Javin Mo, Michael Lau, RMM and SK Lam from Hong Kong; Guang Yu and Liu Zhizhi from China; and Takaya Ren and Yoshihiro Yagi from Japan.
Creating loosely within a thematic framework of ‘2013’, these designers envision their self‐reflecting messages of the year – some see hope and a new beginning as we survive the doomsday of the Mayan legend; some regard it as a new page of life; some embrace it as the eve of transformation and change.
Until March 28 | Gallery 27, 1901 Harcourt House, 39 Gloucester Road, Wanchai | 11am-6pm (by appointment) | Tel: +852 2527 8228 | www.alanchandesign.com
Ninus Anusapati: Shadow
Hong Kong gallery Sin Sin Fine Art will be hosting an exhibition of works by renowned Indonesian artist Anusapati from 8 March to 8 April.
'Shadow', his Hong Kong debut exhibition, will feature charcoal on paper drawings and three-dimensional objects. The drawings depict impressions of silhouettes or shadows of trees and plants. Anusapati’s use of the media of charcoal on paper is not based solely on aesthetic considerations. Both paper and charcoal come from the same source: trees. The three-dimensional objects are also made of natural, organic materials such as paper, books, leaves and seeds – based on the same grounding concerns about trees, nature and our environment. Together, they invite us to reflect and reconsider our own part and actions in our environment.
Anusapati was born in Solo (Surakarta), Indonesia. He lives and works in Yogyakarta. A graduate of Pratt Institute's School of Art and Design, Anusapati has exhibited internationally in Singapore, Japan, India, Australia, USA, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, Russia, Turkey and South Africa.
From: 8 March – 8 April
Sin Sin Fine Art
53-54 Sai Street, Central, Hong Kong, Tel: +852 2858 5072
firstname.lastname@example.org | www.sinsin.com.hk
Open: Mon-Sat 9:30am-6:30pm
(Closed Sundays and public holidays)]
HKDI DESIGN DIALOGUE COMMENCES
To promote the understanding of local art, design and culture to a wider audience, the Hong Kong Design Institute is organising 10 seminars featuring 11 design masters from Hong Kong who have turn inspiration into business success. Running until June 2013, the seminar series aims to stimulate appreciation of art, design and culture among design industry practitioners, students and the general public, thereby inspiring creativity among Hong Kong people.
The opening ceremony and the first seminar of the HKDI Design Dialogue speaker series were held on 24 January at HKDI & IVE(LWL), attended by guest of honour the Hon Andrew Leung, legislative councillor, GBS, JP; Clement Chen, VTC chairman; and the speakers.
2012 culminates with celebration dinner for CCD
On 14 January 2013, representatives from international hotel groups, real estate companies and suppliers, as well as key figures in the design industry, all gathered to celebrate the ground-breaking accomplishments of Cheng Chung Design (CCD).
Taking place at the St Regis Shenzhen – an award-winning project by CCD itself – the “Encounter the Orient, Ignite the World – Tribute Banquet in Your Honor” dinner party concluded a fruitful year in which CCD won a total of 11 international awards. The firm was also ranked fourth in Interior Design magazine’s 2012 Hospitality Design Giants 100.
See photos from the event here
Tat ming wallpaper opens new shanghai flagship store
Consolidating its brand in the China market, one of Hong Kong’s biggest names in wallcoverings – Tat Ming Wallpaper, recently unveiled its latest store in Shanghai. Situated in the city’s Xuhui District, the spacious new flagship spans over three floors and showcases brands such as Arte and Omexco from Belgium, Elitis of France, and the UK’s Wilman Interiors.
Joined by more than 50 leading interior designers, the Tat Ming Wallpaper team welcomed Mr. Pierre Desart, the Chairman of Arte who travelled from Belgium to officiate at the opening.
The design of the store was specifically conceptualized to provide Tat Ming Wallpapers clients with an exceptional experience – likened by the company to ‘walking into a fine-art museum full of wallpaper where customers are able to savour the visual effects as well as leaning the stories behind each of the prints’. In addition to featuring wallcovering show areas and actual room set-ups, the new store also boasts specialized computer software that enables clients to immediately see the different effects that each wallpaper would have on their interiors.
For more information contact:
Tat Ming Wallpaper
3021 Kai Xuan Load, Xu Hui Region, Shanghai, China 200030
Tel: 86 21 6438 8337
Check out photos from the actual launch HERE
Ziliani industriale launches new cors showroom
Over 100 of Hong Kong’s architects and interior experts recently attended the grand opening of Ziliani Industriale’s newest showroom showcasing the company’s latest furniture brand - CORS.
Located in Hong Kong’s Wan Chai district at 90 Stone Nullah Lane, the new CORS showroom - Ziliani Industriale’s third location –is based on a ‘living room’ concept designed to showcase the sleek European styling and remarkable versatility of CORS surfaces and furniture
Since launching in Hong Kong in 2010, Ziliani Industriale has quickly grown from supplying high-quality Italian materials to a list of exclusive clients, to custom-making and installing fully comprehensive kitchens for new residential and commercial developments.
Hong Kong Design Centre announces Winners of 2012 Design For Asia awards
Honouring the year’s best design concepts in innovation and lifestyle improvement, The Hong Kong Design Centre’s annual Design For Asia award winners were recently revealed at a gala event held during the 2012 Business of Design Week (BODW) conference.
This year, awards were given by a panel of distinguished Asian design experts to: 24H-Architecture, Lotus, Ricoh, Heatherwick Studio, Klein Dytham Architecture, and Nomura Co. Ltd. Taking the most prized ‘Special Awards’ though were The Asia Society Hong Kong Centre Ltd for The Asia Society Hong Kong Centre, Grant Partnership Ltd/A. Grant Associates for Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay, and Central Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture for its ‘Soil Cave House’.
Established in 2003, the Design For Asia awards aim to acknowledge design projects that have the potential to increase the quality and vibrancy of the lives of people in Asia.
Poggenpohl's 120 Year History Showcase at BODW 2012
2012's Business of Design Week programme saw leading kitchen brand Poggenpohl showcasing its remarkable 120 year history at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre recently.
Making the anniversary exhibition appropriate for BODW, which celebrates the power of design excellence and innovation, Poggenpohl included in its display the futuristic Round Kitchen, also known as "experiment 70", which was developed in conjunction with Luigi Colani and the Institute for Environmental Physiology, as an experimental model looking forward to the year 2000.
Europe's oldest and most awarded kitchen manufacturer, Poggenpohl has developed from a joinery workshop with adjoining furniture store to become one of the world’s most well-known kitchen brands. Bringing the history of the company to life for attendees at BODW, Lars Völkel, Managing Director of Poggenpohl, also addressed the conference on the topic of: “Poggenpohl 120th years of kitchen recolution”.
MEGAMAN® reveals new LED at Hong Kong Fair
At Hong Kong’s recent International Lighting Fair, leading lighting brand MEGAMAN® unveiled several key additions to its current line-up of energy efficient lighting options for residential and commercial use: a new 16W LED ‘Classic’, and the much anticipated 24W TECOH® LED modules.
Designed for true replacement of 100W incandescent lamps with a high efficacy at 95 lumens per watt, the LED Classic in 16W delivers superior heat dissipation and an even 330-degree light distribution for general or decorative lighting. The award winning TECOH® LED modules on the other hand represent a whole new format by offering application-ready solutions that can be easily adapted for use with existing luminaires.
To see more of MEGAMAN® at the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair 2012, visit www.megaman.cc/HKLF2012.
AB Concept launches The Language of Luxe
Interior design firm AB Concept – renowned for their work with names such as Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental and Swire Properties - has published its first book, The Language of Luxe, to chronicle the company’s portfolio of work across different disciplines. Published by ORO Editions, each chapter focuses on a design element that AB Concept employs to communicate authentic luxury: colour, craftsmanship, texture, form, pattern, scale, light, simplicity and sense of place.
The book’s launch event saw over 100 guests visit AB Concept’s newly renovated 20,000 sq ft atelier in Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay. Explained AB Concept co-founder Ed Ng: “It’s only fitting that our newly completed atelier should reflect the company’s design values and appreciation for bespoke luxury.”
See photos from the event here
BODW returns with focus on Danish design
Asia’s leading design event – Business of Design Week (BODW), will return to Hong Kong this year from the 3 to 8 December. In addition to a three day forum, concurrent events will include the popular Detour public exhibits and displays, the Brand Asia Forum, the Technology For Design seminar, and, the Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) Awards.
This year’s partner country is the Nordic kingdom of Denmark - a major force in modern design renowned for its industrial designs that highlight societal well-being and sustainability. Under the theme of “Design Society Denmark”, Danish presence at BODW 2012 will include Bang & Olufsen creative director Johannes Torpe, Royal Copenhagen CEO Mads Ryder, Ron Arad, and American architect Daniel Libeskind.
Other international experts at BODW 2012 will include British architect Thomas Heatherwick and German industrial designer Richard Sapper. Topics covered over the conference will include technology, culture, brands, design education policy, and product & fashion. The week-long event aims to encourage businesses to unleash the power of design by focusing on the vital relationship and complex interplay between design and business.
colourliving launches NEUTRA Inkstone Collection designed by Steve Leung
Italian wellness brand NEUTRA, famed for its creative design, stylistic use of natural stones and noteworthy collaboration with international designers, unveiled its latest collaboration at an event held recently at colourliving in Wanchai, Hong Kong. The Inkstone Bath Collection, designed by renowned architect Steve Leung – his first vanity collection – is a graceful expression of Leung’s philosophy of minimalism and NEUTRA’s dedication to natural stone beauty.
Inspired by Chinese calligraphy and precious Chinese ink stones, the Collection ingeniouly reveals a unity of Chinese heritage and ancient wellness wisdom through the use of rock stone in a modern minimalist style.
See photos from the launch event here
Soundwill Unveils No. 1 Tang Lung Street Project
Poised to further boost Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay retail sector, Soundwill Holdings has officially named its forthcoming 31-storey project situated at No. 1 Tang Lung Street – Soundwill Plaza II - Midtown.
Projected for completion in Q3 2013, Soundwill Plaza II - Midtown will boast 270 degree views of Victoria Harbour, Times Square and Causeway Bay, and feature a high- ceilinged retail podium of 32,000 sq ft and eight storeys of international food and beverage outlets with alfresco areas.
Giormani co-founder and designer recognised by U.S. Pinnacle Award
Kelvin Ng, co-founder and chief designer of Hong Kong sofa company Giormani has been recognised for the second year running by the prestigious American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD) annual Pinnacle Design Achievement Awards.
Spearheading both Giormani in Hong Kong and its overseas Kelvin Giormani brand, Ng’s design vision has seen the brand expand throughout Asia as well as in European countries such as Denmark and Holland and across the US where it sells in more than 50 retail stores.
Ng is the first Hong Kong-Chinese designer to win a Pinnacle Design Achievement Award.
ALTFIELD EXPANDS WITH NEW BEIJING SHOWROOM
Following the opening last year of its Shanghai showroom, leading Hong Kong interiors supplier – Altfield, has increased its reach in to China with the opening of a further showroom in Beijing from which to better support interior designers working on residential, commercial and hospitality projects in China.
Established in l980, Altfield is one of the largest interior design showrooms in Hong Kong displaying 40 of the world's most exclusive home furnishing brands including fabrics, wallcoverings, leathers, furniture, lighting and architectural hardware.
Altfield's new showroom is located at 0833, 8/F Tower C, Chaowai SOHO 6 Chaowai Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing. The company also has showrooms in Macau and London.
Bowers & Wilkins Launches Wireless Music System
Adding to its range of dedicated AirPlay® speakers, British audio specialist Bowers & Wilkins has introduced the new A7 and slightly more compact A5 wireless streaming speakers. Delivering the convenience and freedom of wireless music streamed from an iPad or iPhone, both these new additions are easy to set up via the free Setup App downloadable from the App Store, and with minimal visual impact can fit anywhere around the home.
The new A7 and A5 join the award-winning Zeppelin Air to create a trio of acoustically uncompromising Wireless Music Systems.
Miramar Group Opens Mira Mall
Housing 30 shops over 100,000 sq. ft., the new Mira Mall was opened in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong on 17 October 2012.
The 4-storey Mall is home to 5 flagship stores: Collect Point, K-SWISS, Masterpiece by King Fook, Tommy Hilfiger and TWIST. Shoppers will also find an eclectic mix of Japanese fashion, high-end brands and popular labels plus a host of lifestyle shops.
This latest addition to Miramar Group’s portfolio represents phase 1 of a new 500,000 sq. ft. shopping complex that will ultimately feature 140 shops, numerous restaurants, and entertainment options. The development plan of phase 2 has started and is targeted for completion by Q4 2014.
House of Gaggenau Celebrates Grand Opening in Hong Kong
High-end German kitchen appliance specialist Gaggenau has extended its global network of custom-designed flagship showrooms with the opening of House of Gaggenau at 10 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay on October 25.
Styled by Hendrick Müller of eins:33, an award-winning architectural and design firm from Munich, Germany, House of Gaggenau features the latest products, designs and layouts for its exclusive built-in kitchens. Highlights of the flagship include a 1,500 sq ft ‘Culinary Studio’ above the street-level showroom – complete with private dining room and showcase kitchen for hosting a variety of culinary experiences.
To celebrate the opening, Gaggenau have launched the new CX480 induction hob - an intuitive full-surface cooktop that creates one large cooking area with cooking zones and heat settings controlled via an extra-large TFT touch display.
Sheraton Macao Hotel Opens at Sands Cotai Central
Thursday September 19th saw celebrations in Macao when the territory’s biggest hotel was officially opened. Located on Sands China’s Cotai Strip® development, the new Sheraton Macao Hotel is the Starwood Group’s largest property in the world.
Red carpet arrivals at the evening’s ceremonial opening included Chief Executive of Macao Special Administrative Region Chui Sai On, government officials, company executives from Sands and Sheraton, international film star Zhang Ziyi, and the stars of the hit reality TV show The Voice of China.
Launched in 2012, Sands® Cotai Central features three hotel brands – Conrad, Sheraton and Holiday Inn – that will offer a combined 6,000 guest rooms and suites, 1.2 million square feet (111,000 square metres) of retail, entertainment and dining facilities, and meetings and convention space.
ALTFIELD GALLERY CELEBRATES 30th ANNIVERSARY
As part of its 30th anniversary celebrations, Altfield Gallery – one of Hong Kong’s leading international dealers of fine antique Chinese furniture, is staging an exhibition of Ming Dynasty pieces from the early 18th Century. Running until October 15th at both the company’s Central and Aberdeen showrooms, the collection of exhibits features amongst other pieces a fine, early 18th c. raised coffer with refined carvings of sinuous dragons, a superb and unique “gold nuggets” storage cabinet inlaid with floral carving and semi‐precious stone decorations, and a red lacquer wedding canopy bed.
Founded in 1982 by David Halperin and designer Amanda Lack Clark, Altfield Gallery was one of the first antique dealers in Hong Kong to focus on 18th and early 19th century Chinese furniture.
Altfield Gallery 248-9 Prince’s Building, Central, Hong Kong Tel: (852) 2537 6370
ALTFIELD Gallery Annex 9th Floor, Gee Chang Hong Centre 65 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen Hong Kong email@example.com
BAUKNECHT AND CHEUNG KONG ANNOUNCE COLLABORATION
German kitchen brand, Bauknecht has recently announced its collaboration with Hong Kong property giant Cheung Kong Holdings. The partnership will see Bauknecht appliances installed throughout the developer’s soon to be released ‘Le Chateau’ residential apartments.
Located in Hong Kong’s Beacon Hill district, Le Chateau comprises 31 luxury apartments and will be the first property of its kind in Hong Kong to be fully fitted with the German brand’s award-winning kitchen appliances.
Celebrating the announcement together with senior representatives of both companies was master-chef Bobby Bräuer, who as Honourable Director of the Bauknecht Akademie – a team of Asia’s culinary elite – will prepare and host a VIP dinner exclusively for Le Chateau’s first 8 buyers.
RIBA launches Hong Kong Chapter
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) marked the launch of its Hong Kong Chapter at an event held at the British Consulate on September 18th. In addition to RIBA President Angela Brady, guests include members of the Hong Kong Government, the local built environment industry and RIBA members and Andrew Seaton, the British Consul-General to Hong Kong and Macao.
Coinciding with the launch, RIBA also announced that it aims to introduce the RIBA Part 3 in Hong Kong next year as part of the Chapter’s increased support of its more than 600 local members including networking, activities and CPD.
The RIBA Chapter is being launched with the support of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA) and their activities will complement each other. Interim Chair of the RIBA Hong Kong Chapter is Mr. John Campbell.
Click HERE to see more photos from the launch event.
4N Opens New Hong Kong Studio
Architectural and interiors consultancy, 4N proudly showed off its new studio to invited media and industry partners at an event held on 28 September. The studio, located in Hong Kong’s Sheung Wan district provides the 4N creative team with a new centralised hub where its alliance of interiors designers, architects and graphics specialists can converge. 4N has risen in prominence on the Hong Kong design scene recently with the unveiling of several high profile food and beverage projects in the new Hysan Mall development and noted entertainment district Lan Kwai Fong. 4N
Unit 03, 24/F Arion commercial centre,
2-12 Queen's Road West,
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
20/20 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
The Evolving Architectural Education: Innovation in teaching and learning in Asia
The Chinese University of Hong Kong will hold a 2-day conference on 12 and 13 October 2012 with the objective of exploring the diverse approaches to, and solutions for, future architectural education in Asia in light of challenges that shape the teaching, research and learning methodologies. Featuring an international line-up of world-renowned Deans, professors and participants the forum promises to provide a platform to summarise the past, propose new strategies, and compare and learn from other schools in Asia and beyond Asia.
12th - 13th October 2012
09:00 - 19:00 (Day 1) Friday
09:00 - 13:00 (Day 2) Saturday
To register, please visit: www.arch.cuhk.edu.hk/20anniversary
Tat Ming introduces Omexco's new Simone Micheli collection
Now available from leading Hong Kong wall covering supplier, Tat Ming, is the new collection of non-woven wallpapers designed by architect Simone Micheli for Belgian's Omexco brand.
The collection includes a total of 5 patterns which Micheli describes as 'Soberly eclectic' geometric designs that add three–dimensionality. The collaboration was hailed by Oxemco as the perfect synergy between designer and manufacturer.
Check out the collection at Tat Ming showrooms in Wanchai and Kowloon or call +852 2910 2268
Kuppersbusch arrives in Hong Kong
Known throughout its native Germany as the largest supplier of catering industry equipment, Kuppersbusch recently opened its doors in Hong Kong where, from its new Happy Valley showroom - designed by Comodo Design Co - the brand will showcase its award winning line of home kitchen appliances.
Kupperbusbusch is renowned internationally for its stringent adherence to the highest quality, environmental and technological standards in all areas of product design, manufacturing, and after sales care.
Andante welcomes new Minotti 2012 Collection
Adding to the array of contemporary designer furniture and lighting available in its stunning Central showroom, leading Hong Kong retailer, Andante, recently introduced the new 2012 Collection from Minotti. Featuring stylish sofas, armchairs, tables and rugs – each one reflective of the Italian brand’s trademark understated sophistication, the distinctive new collection will undoubtedly appeal to discerning customers who appreciate the subtlety of modern classic design.
Check out the Minotti 2012 new Collection at Andante: G/F, The Design Showcase, Ruttonjee Center, 11 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong.
Bang & Olufsen launches 'Playmaker' wireless audio streaming
Giving music lovers the best of both worlds, Bang & Olufsen’s new ‘Playmaker’ offers what is quite possibly the simplest way to wirelessly stream digital music from a phone or tablet to a pair of high-end speakers.
Compatible with both Apple AirPlay and DLNA, and networked in seconds via the Bang & Olufsen BeoSetup App or at the push a button to a wireless router, Playmaker can be used to create individual music zones or can be synched throughout the home.
Launch of “66 PRIVATE COLLECTABLES” book at The Signature
Offering a rare glimpse into some of the world’s most precious collectables, the charity fundraising book - “66 PRIVATE COLLECTABLES” – was recently launched at Hong Kong’s newest luxury residential development, The Signature.
Featuring 66 of the world's rarest treasures from paintings through to exquisite jewelry, watches, and famous cars, the book will raise funds for the K11 Art Foundation - a non-profit organization established to help nurturing the local art community in Hong Kong.
66 PRIVATE COLLECTABLES is available from the K11 Design Store in Hong Kong. Look out for a review of it in our September issue.
Click here to see pictures from the launch.
STRATO Global Tour kicks off in Hong Kong
Headlined by its new ‘Semplice’ (‘Simplicity’) design which won a Best of Milan Design Week Award 2012, Italian kitchen designer STRATO’s Global Tour Exhibition was unveiled in Hong Kong on July 5th.
STRATO kitchens have been exhibited in international museums including the world renowned Museum of Modern Art – and featured as backdrops to a Leon Lai MTV video and George Clooney Nespresso TV advert. Celebrity fans include Tom Ford and the Fendi family.
In addition to the award-winning ‘Semplice’ design, the exhibition – running for three months at Strato Showroom (19/F., One Island South, 2 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong) - also features STRATO’s Pezzo Unico, Igloo, 20.10 and Palma systems - each worth HK$4million and above.
Click here to read the full press release.
Driven by DesignThe year-long 2012 Hong Kong Design Year (HKDY) programme aims to enhance society-wide understanding about the values of design in business and in society as well as promote Hong Kong as a centre for design in Asia. Since its launch in January, the programme has so far offered a full line-up of exhibitions, conferences and seminars …and judging from the upcoming calendar of events that was recently introduced by HKDY presenter, CreateHK, the second half of the year looks even more promising. Click here for full details of the many various events and activities taking place in Hong Kong over the coming months.
Sculptor Richard X Zawitz launches world tour in Hong Kong
Known for his creations in stainless steel, wood, stone, Swarovski Elements and other materials, Zawitz' sculpture art is inspired by the ancient Chinese philosophy of Taoism. He has spent two years visiting and meditating on the Oval Atrium of IFC in order to create a one of the kind Zen Garden-like Phantasmagorical environment for the ifc Mall and for the people of Hong Kong.
Details of《Richard X Zawitz Infinity Art Exhibition》
Date： 23 July 2012 (Monday) to 29 July 2012 (Sunday)
Time：11am to 8:30pm, daily
Location：ifc mall, Oval Atrium, Central, Hong Kong
Italian Chamber showcase series promotes Italy in Hong Kong
Future Institute calls for research proposals on India’s urbanity
New Delhi-based Future Institute is looking to forge partnerships with organizations, institutions, professionals and individuals to actively influence urban thought. Established in 2011, the Institute is concerned with urbanity in India. The Future Institute is calling for research proposals pertaining to aspects of cities and urbanity in India for its 2012 Research Fellowship Programme. To apply, send your proposal or abstract (not exceeding 15 pages) in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is July 15, 2012. More information at www.futureinstitute.in
Prix Pictet showcases 'Growth' photo exhibition
This week, Prix Pictet will be showcasing 'Growth' at Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre from May 24 to 27. The exhibition will display images of societal growth and expansion captured by the winner and 11 finalists of the international photography and sustainability prize. Among them will be photos of Hong Kong’s tall apartment blocks from Michael Wolf's Architecture of Density series.
Other shortlisted photographers include: Christian Als, Denmark; Edward Burtynsky, Canada; Stéphane Couturier, France; Mitch Epstein, USA (winner); Chris Jordan, USA (commission); Yeondoo Jung, South Korea; Vera Lutter, Germany; Nyaba Leon Ouedrago, Burkina Faso; Taryn Simon, USA; Thomas Struth, Germany; Guy Tillim, South Africa and Michael Wolf, Germany.
This will be Prix Pictet's second exhibition in Hong Kong since 2009. The shortlist exhibition will be in collaboration with Christie’s Asia.
New Rimadesio showroom
Located on Milan's via Visconti di Modrone and designed by Giuseppe Bavuso, the new 800 sq.m Rimadesio flagship store opened during the recent Furniture Fair.
Presenting the collection in a unique setting, designed exclusively for the design week, the new space proved a hit with professionals and design fans alike for whom it served as both a display window and a meeting place at the same time.
LALIQUE introduces new interiors collection.
Bridging the gap between vintage and contemporary, LALIQUE’s recently introduced range of Art Deco inspired furniture, interior accessories and bed linens, embody the craftsmenship for which the brand is renowned. The collection of handcrafted pieces is a collaboration of internationally renowned designers, Lady Tina Green and Pietro Mingarelli, and drawing on original designs by Rene Lalique, features characteristic motifs across the entire soft furnishing and furniture collection.
Can architecture make a difference?
Build4Asia 2012 – Asia's Leading Building Technology Tradeshow is Back
4-6 June 2012 / Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
MEGAMAN® lights up new designer fashion complex in Hong Kong's Central district
An exciting new shopping experience in the heart of Hong Kong's financial and commercial district, Central, is turning heads thanks to its array of designer stores, lit with the latest in highly energy efficient MEGAMAN® lamp technology.
CENTRAL/CENTRAL, a retail concept developed by GRI, Asia's leading international apparel and accessories brand-management and retail-distribution company, brings together the company's portfolio of brands under one roof for the first time. Names in the 18,000 square feet retail space include Anne Klein New York, Carolinna Espinosa, Easy Spirit, EQ:IQ, Joan & David, Karen Millen, Nine West and Steve Madden . Thanks to the use of MEGAMAN® LED reflector technology, the end result is not only the ultimate in visual lighting drama, but in energy savings as well with 105,090 kWh saved in energy consumption and 73,563 kg in CO2 emissions per year.
To create this stylish mall, GRI commissioned Steve Leung Designers Ltd to design a flowing space that accommodated each brand's outlet with fluidity, but also allowing for individual expression. Working alongside renowned lighting designer, Tino Kwan, founder of Tino Kwan Lighting Consultants, the result is a stunning white shopping canvas within which each 'art collection', or brand, is presented.
While the design of each of the stores aims to offer the maximum flexibility for merchandising, the lighting technology used throughout has been chosen with visual impact, customer comfort and energy efficiency in mind. Tino Kwan chose to use MEGAMAN® LED Reflector Technology due to the lighting performance of the lamps, the variety of directional beam angles available and the sustainable credentials of MEGAMAN® as a company.
Expo Build China 2012 – A leading design & green building exhibition for the hospitality industry
One of the largest building shows in China, the 20th Expo Build China held at Shanghai's New International Expo Centre from 9 to 12 April 2012, integrates the building industry with hotel supplies, furniture, and other related industries in a 200,000 sq m venue, providing one-stop solutions to the building and hospitality industries.
A special feature of this year's exhibition is the planned display of future hotel rooms by top hotel groups including Intercontinental Hotel Group and Starwood Hotel Group, and world-famous designers and architects.
Also co-located with the show will be the Shanghai International Interior Design Festival 2012 which, organised in cooperation with the Shanghai Interior Decoration Association, will feature a series of design forums, awards ceremonies and design trend releases.
For more information, visit www.expobuild.com
Build4Asia 2012 – Asia's Leading Building Technology Tradeshow is Back
Evolved from the industry-renowned Asian Elenex, a proven electrical trade event since 1984, Build4Asia was established as a 4-in-1 Sustainable, Architecture, Design, Building Services and Electrical Engineering Tradeshow to bring together the entire building and electrical installation industry to trade, network, and exchange. Organised by Hong Kong Exhibition Services Ltd (HKES), a member of Allworld Exhibitions Alliance, the biennial show will be held again from 4-6 June 2012 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).
Adopting a new combination of Asian Elenex, Asian Building Technologies, Asian Architectural Interiors and the inaugural Asian Hospitality Design & Technology, Build4Asia is a one-stop platform for businesses to maximize their exposure on the industry front and showcase their products. The Asia's leading building tradeshow will cater to growing demands for state-of-the-art and sustainable building and architectural & design products and technologies within the region. An increased exhibition area of 15,000m2 will accommodate 600 leading exhibiting companies from over 30 countries and regions. With the support of over 35 regional associations, the show will attract top-end VIP buyers from electrical engineering, facility & property management, government and hospitality sectors, etc. who need to source for latest green building and electrical installation advancements for existing and future developments in Asia.
For more information, please download the PDF press release here
ISH China & CIHE
ISH China & CIHE, the China International Trade Fair for Sanitation, Heating, Ventilation & Air-Conditioning, has announced a change in date for its 2012 show, which will now be held at Beijing's New China International Exhibition Center from 4 – 6 April 2012.
Previously the show, organised by Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and B&D Tiger Exhibition Co Ltd and supported by international and domestic industry associations, was scheduled to open from 2 – 4 April 2012.
Explaining the change of show date, Mr Richard Li, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt in China said: "The Chinese government has just decreed that the national Tomb Sweeping public holiday will be extended to 2 – 4 April which was our original show date. To accommodate these new and additional public holidays, we have changed our show dates to 4 – 6 April. With this change, the new date will be more convenient for exhibitors and visitors, and we will ensure that our various services, publicity and promotion work will support both exhibitor and visitor objectives."
Mr Li added that more than 700 exhibitors have already signed up for ISH China & CIHE, with 40 percent of exhibitors having bigger booths at the 2012 show, compared with the 2011 show. "As a result 90 percent of the total 70,000 sqm exhibition area has already been sold," Mr Li said.
For more information, please visit www.ishc-cihe.com or email email@example.com
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Colourliving introduces Armani/Roca to Hong Kong
Colourliving recently celebrated the official launch of the cutting-edge, stylish new bathroom concept from Giorgio Armani and Roca in Hong Kong.
World leaders in their own fields of business, Armani and Roca combined their experience and knowledge back in 2010 to develop a new and exclusive bathroom space, defined by luxury, innovation and design.
The result of this collaboration is an innovative concept that integrates practicality and pleasure. Advanced technological solutions combine with elegance and sophistication in wall and floor coatings, ceiling lighting, bathroom fittings, accessories and everything that the bathroom space needs.
For the first time, the bathroom space is shaped in the form of an island, integrating all essential elements into one singular style, brought together and divided into four modular zones: a wellness bath area, beauty area, shower area and basic needs area. These are clearly differentiated via a sophisticated system of glass partitions, which feature an optional opaqueness mechanism that allows the user to control the degree of intimacy in each of the different areas.
For more information, please see www.armaniroca.com or contact Phyllis Chan of BSC's marketing department at +852 2510 2372 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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20 years and 200km later
Clestra celebrates its 20th anniversary in Hong Kong
Clestra Hong Kong celebrated its 20th anniversary of business in Hong Kong in early December 2011, with a rooftop party at Wooloomooloo in Wanchai. Together with friends, customers and suppliers, everyone was able to enjoy the view of a skyline that has changed enormously over the past 20 years.
In those same 20 years, Clestra has grown from a small office of two to the mature company it is today, and has supplied and installed more than 200km of its stylish, European-designed partitioning, and 300,00 sq-m of ceilings for some of Hong Kong's landmark projects, including the Cathay Pacific and DragonAir headquarters in 1997 and, more recently, the Central Government Complex, Tamar.
The Clestra product is renowned for its durability, which ultimately means a cost-saving for the client and less landfill for Hong Kong. Even after many years in service, partitioning can be relocated for use in a different configuration, or even a new location.
In his welcome speech, Clestra managing director Paul Levy acknowledged that the 20 years had not been as easy as they could have been: 'We survived the Asian crisis in 1997, SARS in 2003 and, more recently in 2008, the sub-prime crisis, where we suffered the closure of one of our largest customers at that time – but 'ce qui ne nous tue pas renforce' – 'what does not kill you makes you stronger'.'
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DesignEd Asia Conference 2011
DesignEd Asia will bring together international design educators and professionals for a two-day programme featuring presentations, panel discussions and workshops.
For more information, please download the PDF press release here
Hong Kong Institutes of Architects 55th Anniversary Conference
The HKIA 55th Anniversary Conference will explore the development of Megalopolis and its components – the architecture with particular reference to Hong Kong, Pearl River Delta region and other similar developments in the world. This whole day conference is scheduled for Saturday, 5 November 2011 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). We are honoured to have the Honourable Donald TSANG, GBS, GBM, JP, Chief Executive of the HKSAR Government as the Officiating Guest in the Opening Ceremony of the Conference.
For more information, please download the PDF press release here
9th Asia Office Space Congress – Hong Kong
Creative solutions required to combat increased need for office space in Hong Kong.
To be discussed at 9th Asia Office Space Congress – Hong Kong
13 October 2011, Harbour Grand Hotel, Hong Kong
Companies in Hong Kong are looking for increasingly creative solutions when facing a shortage of grade A office space that experts say is as large as 8 million square feet. All aspects of the market will be covered at the Asia Office Space Congress where innovative furniture solutions, design strategies and alternative working arrangements, such as mobile working, will be considered.
For more information, please download the PDF press release here
London hosts Decorex International 2011
Decorex International, held from 25-28 September 2011, explores prestigious design and interiors from over 280 well-known international brands, young companies launching for the first time and an array of home grown UK designers. A unique experience, Decorex provides innovative products, inspiring designs and superb craftsmanship. The exhibition is an important platform for professional interior designers, retailers, architects and those with a passion for design.
A hand-picked selection of high profile designers including Nicky Haslam of NH Design, Martin Hulbert and Broosk Saib will interpret the show theme – Cherished Places – in their own inimitable style alongside imaginative presentations from interior professionals including Martyn Lawrence Bullard, colour specialist Mark Woodman, Lori Weitzener and Tara Bernerd.
Held annually in the capital every September, Decorex International is a key design destination of the globally renowned London Design Festival. Bringing rich design to the Royal Hospital Chelsea, it is a major happening on the interior design event calendar.
For more information on the show and its unique features and to register for a ticket, please visit www.decorex.com/perspective. The website will also give you further information on where to stay while visiting the event.
Experience the design work of Herman Miller at the Hong Kong Design Institute at REACH exhibition
To be held on September 16th, the Reach exhibition explores the rich design heritage of internationally renowned furniture company Herman Miller in a series of visual, interactive and educational events. Visitors can explore the life and work of the most famous couple in design, Charles and Ray Eames at Essential Eames, enjoy the beautifully crafted products for the home in Retreat, learn from leaders in design in a morning lecture series featuring Don Chadwick (designer of the most famous task chair in the world, the Aeron chair), Eames Demetrios (Director of Eames Office and grandson of Charles and Ray Eames) and Moira Moser (founder and director of M Moser Associates)
Tickets are free but please register online for tickets as space is limited. Click here for full details and to register.
Barrie Ho receives HK government recognition
The Hong Kong SAR Protocol Division has announced that founder and director of Barrie Ho Architecture, Barrie Ho, has been awarded the Order of the Medal of Honour, in recognition of his contribution to community service, as well as to the local architectural profession. The honour was gazetted on 1 July and the formal presentation will be held in Government House in October.
Arquitectonica celebrates 35 years of international design in Guangzhou
To celebrate its 35th year in business, Arquitectonica presented a retrospective of its work – "Celebrating 35-Years of International Design" – to an audience of more than 100 business people and government representatives in Guangzhou in June.
The presentation was complemented with a technical presentation and a VIP site tour of the firms' latest built mixed-use project in Guangzhou, Swire Properties' Tai Koo Hui.
Andrew Gately, chief consul at the US Consulate Commercial Service Guangzhou opened the day's proceedings with an introductory speech, while Peter Brannan, regional managing director for Arquitectonica, delivered a short presentation about the firm's origins over its 35-year history, leading up to the opening of the Tai Koo Hui development.
The project has been nominated for a number of architectural design awards and is a LEED-registered building. The retail will be fully open before the end of September 2011.
For more information, please download the PDF press release here
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Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA) and CreateHK presents KongCept2031
What will Hong Kong be like in 20 years time? KongCept2031 is a design exhibition showcasing designs by inspiring and creative ideas of Hong Kong designers, celebrities and the general public.
Taking a critical design approach that challenges the audience's preconceptions and expectations the exhibition asks the audience to look in to the future. What will the technology be like? What will the pace of life be like? How will people go to work? How will they communicate with each other? Will there be new energy source? What will be fashionable? What is 'in' and what is 'out'? Will Facebook get a face-lift?
KongCept2031 exhibition opens on June 3, 2011 in Central Oasis with an Open Forum
AIA 1st Quarterly Meeting and book launch for Authentic Ecolodges by Hitesh Mehta
Best known as a landscape architect/eco-warrior, Hitesh Mehta is also an award winning architect, RIBA, Associate AIA, MAAKA (registered in Kenya), very talented photographer and Hall of Fame cricket captain of Kenya. With all those accolades, AIA Hong Kong is pleased to announce that Hitesh will be coming to Hong Kong to kick off the Asian launch for his new book Authentic Ecolodges. The book is the culmination of a life changing journey around the world in three years, visiting 46 countries in six continents and visiting 44 lodges. Authentic Ecolodges features 36 of the best ecolodges using Hitesh's own butterfly rating system (no stars here) and beautiful photography, sketches and details. The book is a valuable compendium for anyone interested in sustainable architecture and design, conservation and biodiversity and also simply for world travelers looking for more authentic, unique experiences.
HA+D Expo to take place in Singapore
Taking place at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore from 31 May to 2 June, the Hospitality Architecture + Design Expo (HA+D Expo) is targeting decision-makers in the hospitality industry via networking opportunities and a platform for collaborations among architects, designers, manufacturers and suppliers. The event comprises a trade show and two conferences – the Hospitality Architecture + Design Conference and Hotel Technology Conference – that focus specifically on the needs of hospitality project designers and developers in Asia-Pacific. For more information, visit http://haplusdexpo.com
'Design rockstars' head for Hong Kong
Design and creative conference Semi-Permanent will hold its first Asian event in Hong Kong from 11-12 March at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, which will see a global gathering of talent, new ideas, conversation and visual splendour.
'Rockstars' of the design industries will take to the stage to share their passion and inspiration, including some of the world's most recognised creative minds – Stefan Sagmeister, Danny Yount, Industrial Light & Magic, Kayt Jones and 180 Amsterdam.
GROHE, the Exclusive Handshower Brand in Red Dot Design Award Exhibition in Hong Kong
GROHE is the exclusive handshower brand being cordially invited to exhibit in the first and ever Red Dot Design Award Exhibition in Hong Kong.
Anthony Chan, GROHE Marketing Manager remarked, "Being the winner of Red Dot Design Award for years, GROHE is very proud to be one of the invited exhibitors displaying our award-winning pieces, the receiver of Best of the Best Award of Red Dot Design Awards in 2009- Rainshower® Icon, Solo and Eco together with Rainshower® WaterColours Collection.""
China Hotel Expansion Summit
25-26 NOVEMBER 2010 [InterContinental Sanya Resort] Sanya, Hainan, China
Supported by Hainan Provincial Tourism Development Commission, Sanya Municipal Government and Sanya Tourism Development Commission, the China Hotel Expansion Summit took place on 25-26 November 2010 in Hainan, China. Attended by more than 150 government officials and industry leaders, the summit examined hotel expansion in China and how international and domestic players can come together to create the most advanced hotels for the fast growing Chinese upper and middle class market.
C40 Climate Dialogue
Event: C40 Climate Dialogue
Date: 3-6 November 2010
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
The American Institute of Architects was the supporting organisation for the C40 Climate Dialogue Conference and workshops late last year. Following the third day of the conference, the AIA hosted a gala dinner event and the dialogue was continued into the night. Many guests form the C40, local AIA members and architects were in attendance, including past AIA HK president William Lim, AIA HK director Christine Bruckner, Civic Exchange CEO Christine Loh and C40 speaker Chen Keshi. While AIA national president George Miller led the evening with a toast, KPF chairman Eugene Kohn shared his views on the human obligation as architects in the development of the built environment.
The Butchers Deluxe Exhibition
This Business of Design Week Johan & Jacob - a Hong Kong based design collective - are turning the spotlight back onto the humble butcher's lamp in this unique, collaborative exhibition.
By Angela Li
Hollywood Rd 90-92, Central, Hong Kong
28th Nov – 4th Dec
Mon - Sat 11am – 7.30pm. Sunday 12pm – 5pm
China's Hotel Boom
The China Hotel Expansion Summit will examine the rapid expansion of the upper and middle class hotel markets in China and look at ways in which international and domestic players can contribute in the future
Arquitectonica Cocktail Reception
Mix with industry peers while casually observing a gallery of the latest built projects and buildings under design by Arquitectonica
Jonathan Jay Lee exhibition opens tomorrow
Hong Kong – No Borders Contemporary is pleased to announce "2", Jonathan Jay Lee's second solo exhibition from September 3rd
ART HK TO IGNITE HONG KONG ART SCENE BEYOND THE FAIR
Hong Kong, 4 May 2010 – With over 150 galleries from 29 countries presenting some of the globe's top international artists and a diverse line up of coinciding events, ART HK 10: Hong Kong International Art Fair will ignite Hong Kong's art scene both within and beyond the walls of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from 27-30 May 2010.
First Asia-Pacific Hospitality Architecture+Design Exhibition And Conference
HotelWorld Asia announces first asia-pacific hospitality architecture+Design exhibition and conference to be held in Macau from 17-18 June 2010 – Early bird registration until 16 April
The HA+D Expo and Conference will feature innovative products from some of the world's leading hospitality design brands including Bang & Olufsen, Goodrich Global, Cambridge Weavers, Fairmont Designs, Tai Ping Carpets and others. Plus a showcase of leading interior designers and architects who will debate the forces behind the creativity, innovation and design that will lead to better business models. The HA+D Expo and conference includes superb networking events, a VIP walk through from leading hotel investors from the IHIF Asia-pacific conference, and exclusive hotel concept rooms built out from some major hotel chains.